Saudi announces $280m worth of projects for Rabigh

Emir of Makkah also urges hastening of work on area's flood defences

The Rabigh governorate was hit by heavy flooding recently
The Rabigh governorate was hit by heavy flooding recently

Saudi Arabia has announced the investment of $280m (SAR 1.1bn) in projects across the governorate of Rabigh, Saudi Gazette reports.

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah, made the announcement while chairing a meeting of the local council, which he described as fruitful.

“What has been discussed confirms that the ceiling of citizens’ hopes has risen,” he said, adding that this indicates that development in the governorate was going ahead at a steady pace.

“All are working together to upgrade the pace of development and meet the aspirations of the people of the region and the country’s leadership,” he said.

The Prince also pointed out that the council’s presentation did not include deliberations on the protection of Wadi Thamaya from future flooding following the damage caused by the deluge that hit the area recently.

Directives on the necessity to find speedy solutions to prevent the recurrence of such floods in Wadi Thamaya were then issued by the Prince to Jeddah municipality and officials of the government sectors who attended the local council meeting.

He instructed officials to brief him on any measures taken in this regard.

Following the meeting the Prince toured the governorate, inaugurating several government projects, including the Rabigh municipality headquarters, and police and Civil Defence buildings.

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